CFR representative and Afghan operative Angelina Jolie visits Obama
President Barack Obama might be powerful and well-known, but the White House got some Hollywood star power Wednesday: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stopped by for a chat with the chief executive.
The actors were spotted in the Oval Office by photographers waiting outside for the president to take off for a trip to Chicago.
The White House confirmed Pitt and Jolie were in town to screen Jolie’s movie about Bosnian war crimes at the Holocaust museum. They dropped by so the president could talk with Jolie about her work on preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women.
It’s not the first time Obama’s met with one of the pair. In 2009 the president met with Pitt to discuss his working rebuilding New Orleans’ Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.
Jolie also met with CIA Director David Petraeus at the agency’s headquarters. Jolie wanted Petraeus’ perspective on cultural trends in Afghanistan for her work with Afghan refugees, an official close to the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan said, speaking anonymously to discuss the private meeting. They had a similar meeting in Baghdad in 2008.
The media has offered various explanations, but no evidence of an actual ski trip with his children.
“I was carrying my daughter [Vivienne] down the hill and I slipped,” Pitt said. “It was either her or me.”
… the source of the injury, telling Entertainment Tonight, that he “wiped out on a ski slope“ while carrying one of his twins.
“It was me or her, and she’s fine,” said Brad, describing the incident.
Brad Pitt has spoken out about the knee injury that he gained when trying to save his daughter Vivienne from hurting himself [sic] on a ski slope during a family holiday … in his own words, “just an old man falling.”
His partner, the actress Angelina Jolie has already told reporters that he was trying to protect their three year old but reassured them that she was OK